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2020 Science: Year in Review

May 11, 2021 Research & Conservation

Despite the challenges our community faced throughout the global pandemic, the Research & Conservation Department is grateful for the many accomplishments we were able to celebrate in 2020. Our

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Go Public Gardens Days

May 7, 2021 Brian Vogt

We join countless communities across North America to celebrate Go Public Gardens Days. Organized by the American Public Gardens Association, the focus from May 7 through the 16 is on the power of

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The Kindred Spirits of Dalí’s Strange Flora

May 5, 2021 Kevin Williams

Salvador Dalí: Gardens of the Mind is now open, and in honor of this exhibition of fanciful botanical prints, we’re highlighting some plants from our living collections that could be kindred spirits

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Operation Pollination: Support Vs. Attract

April 30, 2021 Sonya Anderson

Now that it really feels like spring, some of our early pollinators are more visible: Honeybees have been active on warm days for a while, I’ve heard of multiple hummingbird sightings in the Denver

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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

April 28, 2021 Kaitlyn Heinz

Spring flowers have begun to peek out of the ground and show their bright colors, and that means Mother’s Day is right around the corner! The Shop at the Gardens has just the right thing for the mom

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Paintbrush: Colorado’s Vampire Plants

April 26, 2021 Michael Guidi

The colorful displays of Paintbrush that enliven natural landscapes from our grassy steppe to the alpine tundra make them one of Colorado’s most recognizable wildflowers. The genus Castilleja, to

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Specimens as Source Information

April 21, 2021 Research & Conservation

In 1995 I published a book titled "Illustrated Keys to the Grasses of Colorado." This little book was well received and is still used today to identify Colorado grasses. Three years ago, I decided to

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Shop Spring Plant Sale - Online!

April 16, 2021 Special Events

Spring Plant Sale goes online again for 2021 to offer a broad selection of plants for gardeners of every skill level. We know shopping online for plants is very different from shopping in person, but

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Anxiously Awaiting Spring

April 14, 2021 Michelle DePrenger-Levin

Spring is the season where I switch from working in the office on a quest to discover patterns in our data that predict the behavior of rare plant populations to venturing out to the field to view

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